HSMAI Honors Chapters With Frank W. Berkman Best of the Best Awards
HSMAI | March 16, 2023
McLean, VA (March 16, 2023) The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter was named the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Americas 2022 Chapter of the Year as part of HSMAI’s Frank W. Berkman Chapter Award Program — presented at the annual Mike Leven Leadership Conference in Bloomington, MN. The program also recognized “Chapter Best of the Best” award recipients. “It is wonderful to gather back in person and celebrate our HSMAI Chapters and the incredible work produced in 2022,” said Jenny Teeson, HSMAI’s Director, Chapter Management “And a special congratulations to HSMAI Greater New York for winning 2022 Ch...
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Announces the 11th Annual Pebby Award Winners
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust | March 14, 2023
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-- Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced the winners of its Eleventh Annual Pebby Awards. The Pebby Award winners were chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in 2022, as determined by the Company. “Our hotel managers continued to excel in 2022,” said Jon E. Bortz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “Each year, the Pebby Awards recognize and celebrate the hard work of all of our property teams, operating companies and asset managers who define success across our organization.” The categories for the Eleventh Annual Pebby Awards are B...
Travel Outlook Offers Complimentary Registration for the Four Pillars of Heartfelt Hospitality Webinar by Kennedy Training Network
Travel Outlook, The Premier Hotel Call Center™ | March 13, 2023
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO (March 2023): Travel Outlook, The Premier Hotel Call Center™, in partnership with other sponsors and the Kennedy Training Network (KTN), is offering complimentary registration in a new, groundbreaking monthly webinar series delivered personally by industry expert Doug Kennedy. The series kicks off at Noon, EDT on Thursday, March 16, with The Four Pillars of Heartfelt Hospitality. The webcast will cover the important philosophical communications essentials that ensure your guests experience sincere, heartfelt hospitality, not just scripted politeness. This webinar will cover: • Hospitality means caring about as wel...
AAHOA’s Spring National Advocacy Conference Brings Together Lawmakers and 200+ AAHOA Members Strongly Advocating for the Hospitality Industry
AAHOA | March 13, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 10 – Hundreds of Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Members and leaders from across the United States ﬂew into Washington D.C. for AAHOA’s Spring National Advocacy Conference (SNAC) earlier this week to discuss critical issues impacting America’s hotel owners. As the premier voice of hotel owners, AAHOA seeks to partner with elected ofﬁcials in Washington, D.C. to identify viable solutions to the biggest challenges facing the industry. The 2023 AAHOA SNAC provided the opportunity for America’s hoteliers to meet with and cultivate relationships with more than 200 elected ofﬁcials in Was...
UNWTO at ITB Berlin: Setting Priorities for Tourism
UNWTO | March 10, 2023
UNWTO returned to ITB Berlin with a clear message: Tourism is back and committed to delivering positive change that goes beyond the sector itself. Tourism returns – why ITB matters ITB Berlin is the world's biggest tourism and travel trade fair. This week's event was the first in-person ITB for four years and comes as the sector's recovery is well underway. According to UNWTO, international tourism could reach 80 to 95% of pre-pandemic numbers by the end of the year, with 70 million international arrivals recorded in January alone (more than double the number of January 2022). The return of ITB was heralded by UNWTO as proof of str...
Staggering Number of Job Openings Threaten Travel Industry Growth
U.S. Travel Association | March 10, 2023
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics February employment report, in which leisure and hospitality jobs grew by 105,000 and the total economy added 311,000 jobs: “Despite strong job growth, a staggering 1.7 million leisure and hospitality jobs are open—a concerning figure as we head into the peak summer travel season. Travel is essential to our nation’s economy, but its success is reliant on access to workers to serve the traveling public. “One way the federal government should address our workforce shortage is to increase the allotment of H-...
8 New Trends Revealed in HSMAI Foundation’s Annual State of Talent Report
The HSMAI Foundation | March 9, 2023
McLean, VA (Mar. 9, 2023) The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is thrilled to announce its second Annual State of Talent report. Released with the support of the Foundation’s corporate talent partners, the report highlights eight trends that are impacting the talent within sales, marketing, and revenue optimization departments. The result of hundreds of hours of research, dozens of Executive Roundtables, eight Academic Forums, three major U.S. conferences, three global conferences, and more, HSMAI Foundation provides insight into attracting new talent, developing emerging talent, and engag...
Hilton Spotlights General Managers Across the Globe for Women’s History Month
Hilton | March 8, 2023
Women GMs share their secrets for building inspired teams, developing careers, and raising the bar for women in the workplace March is Women’s History Month, and Hilton has a lot to celebrate. Managing award-winning Hilton properties 365 days a year is no easy feat, and Hilton property leaders work hard— often behind the scenes—to create an environment that allows their team members to provide guests with the best stay possible. Although Hilton celebrates leaders and team members all year long, Women’s History Month provides the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of our women leaders who are helping make Hilton th...
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